A friend of mine, Emma Mellow, has just headed off to the UK and USA where she is going to geek out with politics and study for a few months. Yes, she is an even bigger political geek than me.
On her way over to London, she had a day in Hong Kong catching up with friends, and they headed out to a local bar at the Mandarin Hotel.
When there a group of people enter, and several of them look like bodyguards. A closer stare reveals that the visitor is in fact the 5th President of France – Jacques Chirac.
Nothing at that stage could have stopped Emma, and after she convinced his security team she was not a menace, she got to meet Chirac. Her rusty French skills were put to the test as Chirac talked to her about politics, encouraged her to stand one day (not that she needs much encouragement!) and told her good places to visit in Paris and Lyon. Chirac was charming as only the French can be!
So a very nice photo of her with Chirac. My challenge to her is to get Sarkozy and Cameron also 🙂